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Grounds for Health Appoints Ellen Starr as Executive Director

Vermont-based nonprofit Grounds for Health, which has run cervical cancer and prevention programs in coffee-growing communities for more than two decades, has announced the appointment of Ellen Starr as executive director.

Starr started working with the nonprofit as a volunteer preceptor for clinical training in Tanzania before becoming a senior clinical officer managing the Tanzania program. Prior to her appointment as clinical director, she served as the organization’s clinical director, overseeing clinical practices in Latin America and Africa. She replaces former GFH board chair Michael Dupee, who has served as the organization’s interim executive director over the past year.

“We’re exceptionally pleased that Ellen has taken on this leadership role,“ GFH Board Chairman Dan Cox said in an announcement of the appointment. “Her broad knowledge of women’s health issues coupled with years of experience working with cervical cancer prevention make her well positioned to lead us going forward. Her passion and commitment to our cause coupled with her deep knowledge of our work will enable her to plan more effectively for the future, expand our programs, and introduce innovative approaches to screening and treatment.”



Dean Cycon

Great move! Ellen is a no-nonsense, hands on, field-tested team leader. We are proud to support Ellen and the entire GfH staff!


Real UCS practitioners on a list on upcspine the specific chiropractic or upper cervical health centers concentrate on preventing problems. That is what is important.All ages. There are extremely gentle techniques for infants. No twisting is used. No popping, No spinal manipulation. No pushing down on the upper back. No popping of the hip sockets. Traction does not help either. Obama has been duped by diversified type or full spine or mixers. They have to be dropped like a hot lava rock. Diversified slowly twist the neck right and then left with a sharp pop at the end of the movement. You do not want that. The head does not move when the atlas is adjusted. UCS does not do spinal manipulation. Cavitation techniques are dangerous doing the equivalent of popping your knuckles.

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